Memories and Possessions

I don’t shop during holidays and very little when not on one (ok that isn’t entirely true…). You can say i have consciously stopped buying unnecessary stuff so i can travel more than i already do. While i avoid picking up random ‘things’ from my trips,  I usually like to bring a part of what…

Waterfalls and gathering experiences

Throwback to the time I stood at the mouth of a waterfall and realised that it starts as a small trickle – compared to what it become downstream. An excellent parallel of how we become in life – gathering experiences, gathering learning, friends, well wishers, overcoming obstacles to become the person that we are meant…

The kindness of strangers, the beauty of flowers

These flowers brightened my day. And hope they add some light to yours too!…This apart from this lovely story which i posted earlier on my timeline about Rozy Saldanha who gave up her oxygen cylinder for those in need and bought some more with her gold, gave me hope that this wave will pass too…

Vaccines, grit and Areca nuts

Got the mother her first vaccine shot. No side effects. Am glad that she has strong genes (hopefully me too) and has no fear ( something I need to still imbibe). Also began something new which I want to keep doing before I even tell myself that am doing it. Yes also this is something…

Rising Again on Easter

Finally getting into the drivers seat and not just behind the wheel of the car. Maybe Easter helped, or maybe the drive with just Josephine Goveas and Aiden helped. Or maybe Keya’s prayers helped or maybe one good go ahead from Sajedah did.A great Easter meal with family today prepared by Moline DSouza and some…

Easter Vigil, those that matter, exams and good food

Renewing baptism vows today while listening to the Archbishop of Bombay online felt rather normal this year as compared to last.Infact it felt convenient, one could concentrate on prayer with only people that mattered for company. Bringing me to the realisation that the people who really mattered are those who stay in touch, through thick…

Finding what moves me

Continuing to find what moves me. I know what it is but the constant reminder that you are a sole provider can be daunting when you want to follow your heart – trying to move towards what you actually want to do. Oscillating between the heart and mind every single day ain’t easy. But must…

H – Happiness in the little things

It takes very little for me to be happy. And in the lockdown days you notice even the littlest things make you happy. My 5 happy times thus far this lockdown: The fact that i did not repeat a dish to feed my 7 year old and he didn’t complain because every meal was new…

G – Gratitude

Being grateful doesn’t come easy to most humans – complaining comes fast and easy. It’s easier to compare our lives with those better placed than us – or so we think. And in times of troubles like those we are now, adopting a sense of gratitude isn’t easy. But with a bit of practice this…

F – Friends and Family

They say in the worst of times you know who your real friends are. And if you have family like friends and friends like family you are truly blessed. In times of isolation you really can identify them – from a place where to meet new faces everyday in a normal everyday world to a…

E – for Easter

Easter isn’t as big a deal in my family like Christmas is. Christmas is my sister’s birthday, holidays, get together with families, big lunches and siestas, Christmas carols and generally a lot of fun. Easter hasn’t been this eventful in years. Easter during times of Covid. Wow, Who would have thought that you wanted to…